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Archive for May, 2013

HEALTH PROXIES IN MASSACHUSETTS

By Scott A. Joseph, May 7, 2013

Advanced directives, such as Health Care Proxies and Living Wills, allow people to retain control over medical decisions.   A Health Care Proxy is a document whereby an individual (known as the “Principal”) may appoint a trusted friend or relative (known as the “Agent”) to make any and all health care decisions on his or… READ MORE

THE MASSACHUSETTS HOMESTEAD ACT

By Scott A. Joseph, May 7, 2013

On March 16, 2011 the new and improved Massachusetts Homestead Act went into effect. The old law had not been updated in several years and caused confusion in certain aspects.   A declaration of homestead is a device which protects the equity in a person’s principal residence against certain types of creditor claims up to… READ MORE

OWNER’S TITLE INSURANCE – AN INVALUABLE INVESTMENT

By Scott A. Joseph, May 7, 2013

Prospective home buyers – your home will likely be the biggest investment you will ever make.  In order to protect your home against unforeseen title issues and human error that may affect your ownership interest (or title), you should purchase owner’s title insurance.  Your home will be pledged as security for a mortgage loan to… READ MORE